Zhangjiajie Travel Guide
Zhangjiajie is a newly developed international tourist city that lies on the border of Hunan Province. It is rich in water resources despite not being a coastal city. The region covers 91,563 square kilometers and it has a large population of 1.5 million, 60% of whom belong to the Tujia, Bai and Miao minorities.
Zhangjiajie is a surreal world. A land of sandstone pillars towering above mist-shrouded ravines, pristine waters gently flowing under dense forests, rapids thundering, birds singing and animals leaping, that’s Zhangjiajie.
Zhangjiajie is famous worldwide, for its pristine national scenery and the government's proactive policy on tourist infrastructure construction in recent years has boosted the region's tourist industry.
Zhangjiajie city is situated in a semitropical monsoon zone. It enjoys with a modest humid climate, plentiful sunshine, flush rainfalls, fertile land and rich tourist resources. The city is famous worldwide for its pristine scenery. The government's policy on tourist infrastructure construction in recent years has boosted the region's tourism industry and made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in China.
Zhangjiajie's main tourist draw is the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list for its lush vegetation, unique sandstone pillars, pristine waters and a wide variety flora and fauna. Wulingyuan contains three major sights, including Zhangjiajie Forest Park, Suoxi Vale, and Tianzi Mountain, covering a total of 396 square kilometers.
Zhangjiajie is an energetic tourist city. Nine percent of the city, or about 500 square kilometers, has been zoned as a provincial national scenic spot and natural protection zone. The area also features scenic spots and historical sites such as Puguang Temple, Yuhuang Dong Rock Cave, and the former residence of renowned Helong and Duxin's. An attractive cultural tour destination, the local minority flavor and folk Wushu are popular both at home and abroad.
Nationalities：Tujia, Bai, Miao, Han and so on.
Hi Maggie, Zhangjiajie is very beautiful, with marvelous nature scenery. But there are no direct transportations from Dongguan to Zhangjiajie. You can take the flights from Guangzhou or Shen to Zhangjiajie. Do you mean you will start this Saturday? I will send you a proposal a bit later.Whitney Liao Replied on 2013-04-25
Hi Bordyn, March in Zhangjiajie is not springtime. During this month, the lowest temperature is 7 °C (45 °F) and the highest temperature is 16 °C (61 °F). Prepare warm clothes, such as a coat with a thick woolen sweater. March marks the transition period from winter to spring, and the temperature differences between day and night are large, so dressing in layers is suggested.Whitney Liao Replied on 2013-02-05
- Chinese Name: 张家界
- Chinese Pinyin: zhāng jiā jiè
- Location: South of China
- Province: Hunan
- Latitude: 28° 55' N
- Longitude: 109° 58' E
- Elevation: 183 M (600 FT)
- Time Zone: (UTC+8)
- Area Code: 0744
- Population: 1.6 million